US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

HIGH SPEED RAIL AROUND THE WORLD
 

 
The global high speed rail network is one of the great feats of modern engineering, and proves to be the best form of transportation ever invented.  The global high speed rail network is rapidly expanding across continents world wide - delivering fast, efficient mobility to numerous nations every day.

HSR is currently in operation in more than 20 countries (including the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan).  HSR is under construction in more than 10 countries (including China, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France, and Italy); and in development in another 14 countries (including Qatar, Morocco, Russia, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, India, Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil).  HSR has been in operation in Japan for 50 years carrying more than 9 billion passengers without a single fatality
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Italy Opens First Private, For-Profit Railway - NTV
 

 
UK Moving Forward with Major Expansion of National HSR Network
 

BBC | UK DOT 
 

 
HSR Booming Globally
 
China - 800 trainsets operating 
France - 600 trainsets operating 
Japan - 450 trainsets operating 
Spain -
300 trainsets operating 
USA - 20 trainsets operating

Check out the global HSR fleet

2,500 high speed trainsets operating!

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Global High Speed Rail
 

 
 
High Speed Rail Europe  

European HSR Network
 
High Speed Rail USA vs. Europe  

USA and European Union at same scale
 
EU HSR Network laid over USA - connecting half US together
 
21st Century Transportation Connecting Europe
 
 
High Speed Rail China  

China's HSR Network
 
High Speed Rail USA vs. China  

USA and China at same scale
 
China HSR Network laid over USA - connecting half the nation together, plus California
 
Beijing to Shanghai HSR Opens (Built in only 3 years!) 
New Beijing to Shanghai High Speed Rail Line
New Beijing to Shanghai HSR Line (click image to enlarge)
Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Rail Laid over California
Beijing - Shanghai HSR Laid over California (click image to enlarge)
Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Rail Laid over Northeast Corridor
Beijing - Shanghai HSR Laid over Northeast Corridor (click image to enlarge)
 
21st Century Transportation Connecting China
 
 

 
 
High Speed Rail Saudi Arabia  

Saudi HSR Network
 
"Saudi Arabia is building high speed rail to save oil!"

 
High Speed Rail USA vs. Saudi Arabia  

USA and Saudi Arabia at same scale
 
Saudi HSR Network laid over USA - connecting a quarter of the nation together
 
21st Century Transportation Connecting Saudi Arabia
 
jobs | economic recovery | mobility | safety | energy security | climate solution

 
Bringing High Speed Rail to the USA

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US HSR.  Making it happen.


 
 
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          JAPAN

           ITALY

         FRANCE

           SPAIN

        GERMANY


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